In March 2019, just a little over two years ago, during one of New Mexico’s most destructive legislative sessions to date, Republican New Mexicans were slapped in the face by people they elected and thought they could trust to help stop radical anti-energy bills.
But unfortunately, thanks to the help of extremely moderate “Republicans” in the New Mexico House and Senate, wolves in sheeps’ clothing came out swinging to aid the failing Michelle Lujan Grisham Administration in pushing forward the single most destructive anti-energy proposal to ever become law in New Mexico — the “Energy Transition Act,” also known as MLG’s “mini” Green New Deal.
The law forces through stringent environmental mandates, including 50% renewable energy by 2030 and 100% by 2050. It has already skyrocketed energy costs for New Mexicans, and even the bill’s biggest proponents say it needs to be heavily amended as to not completely wreck the state.
The radical environmental bill has been praised by the farthest-left extremists around, including newly confirmed Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, nominated by Joe Biden.
Now, as New Mexico fights for its political survival against other extreme environmental bills, such as S.B. 11, the gas tax on the poor, the quiet and weak “moderate” Republicans that slither around the roundhouse keep their lips zipped shut and hide as more outspoken members, who are in the extreme minority, fight alone against these harmful proposals.
So, who were these “Republicans” who helped the Governor ram through her destructive, corrosive, and anti-New Mexico “green” agenda? Here is a full list of the members who are still in power:
House of Representatives:
Rep. Kelly Fajardo (R-Valencia)
Office 986-4221, room 202A
Rep. Bill Rehm (R-Bernalillo)
Box 14768, Albuquerque, NM 87191
Office 986-4214, room 201B
New Mexico Senate:
GOP Leader Sen. Greg Baca (R-Bernalillo & Valencia)
P.O. Box 346, Belen, NM 87002
Office , room 415I
(505) 385-7303(w) firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Ron Griggs (R-Doña Ana, Eddy and Otero)
Office, Room 414A
(575) 439-1331(w) email@example.com
Caucus Chair Sen. Mark Moores (R-Bernalillo)
P.O. Box 90970, Albuquerque, NM 87199
Office, room 414D
Sen. Cliff Pirtle (R-Chaves, Eddy, and Otero)
Office, Room 414B
Most of these politicians never were challenged during the Republican primary for their seats. Let us never forget these people helped ram through this destructive anti-energy, anti-jobs legislation, leading to the destruction and further decline of our state.